Happy Thursday! I’m excited to share the very first episode of Mommy & Me with you guys. Luckily for me I’m working with veteran mamas Colette Butler, who has 5 kids, and Kayli Butler who just had her third. They are a wealth of knowledge for this new mama! I hope you enjoy the cuteness overload and hearing our stories of motherhood.
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A few weeks back Michael, Idris and I hopped in the car and headed up to the good’ol Bay Area. It was the baby’s first road trip and we had a blast. I will say that breast feeding on the side of the road off highway 5 in the sweltering heat is not my idea of fun, but luckily we only had to do it once during the 7ish hours it took to get up there. We got to spend two glorious weeks frolicking around the Bay from SF to Carmel and everywhere in between… and I gotta say, The Bay is BOOMING. Dang. One of the highlights of the trip included Idris meeting his Iranian great grandma. Enjoy the pics and video below!
As I mentioned, I grew up in the Bay Area, but every time I go back I try and squeeze in some new restaurants. On this last trip some of my favorite dining experiences include La Mar in SF for amazing ceviche and a killer view. I suggest going during the day so you can really soak in the scene. The Paragon Restaurant and Bar in The Claremont Hotel in Berkeley was awesome. They serve delish upscale California cuisine in a historic hotel with an amazing view of SF. Dametra Cafe in Carmel has the best dolma EVER and the owner always plays the guitar and sings for his customers. It’s so fun!
I’m so happy to announce that I will be starting my new show Mommy & Me next week. The best part- THE BABIES! Winston, Daxton and my own little nugget, Idris, will be staring along side us mommies. The upcoming series will cover everything from our must have products, to breastfeeding tips and everything in between. It’s fun, emotional and honest. (Umm I cry in the first episode! #HiImSensitive) The preview below is beyond adorable. Take a peek and be sure to tune in next week.
Wine tasting with a baby!?! Yeah I did it… twice actually. Before anyone starts to freak out, I’m just tasting some wine, I’m not getting wasted and feeding my son wine infested breast milk. I’m a responsible adult and I certainly don’t want some alcoholic baby. Now that we got that out of the way, back to the wineries. If you follow me on Instgram you may know that I’ve been up in the Bay Area (where I’m from) for the last week spending time with fam and friends, but I’m also trying to have a fun summer and do things that I did pre-baby, like wine tasting. My goal since Idris was born was to attempt to maintain a fun filled lux lyfe and just include him in most of my activities. Since being in the Bay and so close to Napa, I thought, why not try some places up here. I ventured to Domain Carneros, pictured below, which was absolutely stunning and felt like a chateau in France. I’m constantly testing what places work and don’t with Idris. What are some places you guys feel comfortable bringing your babies? Comment below and let me know. I love hearing from you beautiful mamas! Also, for the non-moms, does it piss you off when you see a baby at an unexpected place like a winery? Be honest!
P.S. Reese totally loves wine country and can’t wait until he’s of the legal age. Gotta Go!
Remember Makeup Mondays!?! Well guess what, it’s Monday and I have a makeup tutorial. Yipee! Below is my attempt at a recreation of Mila Kunis’s face from her recent cover of W magazine. I hope you enjoy it.
L’OReal Voluminous Mascara
Bare Minerals BareSkin
Smashbox Face Primer
Smashbox Limitless Cream Shadow in Topaz
MAC Eye Shadow in Embark
MAC Eye Shadow in Saddle
Smashbox Blush in Regal
Buxom Bronzer in Tahiti
MAC Lip Pencil in Stripdown
Buxom Gloss in Hello Lover
Physicians Formula Gel Liner
NYX Eyebrow Push-Up Bra
If you haven’t already, check out my Makeup Mistakes video.
I’m so excited to announce that I will be speaking on a panel for the Fashion and Business Counsel October 7th in LA. The primary topic of discussion for my panel will be how to make money working with brands. This is something I’ve always been very honest and up front about and I’m excited to share my strategy and thoughts with anyone who is interested. The Fab Counsel is putting together an all day event with an all star lineup of influential movers and shakers in the online space. Whether you’re already a blogger/youtuber or interested in becoming one, this a great opportunity to hear from some of the best in the biz. Want some more good news!?! Early bird tickets are on sale now AND I have a discount code for 20% off. (Use SHARZAD20 when purchasing tickets). I will also be giving out free hugs and I’m a really good hugger, so be sure to get your tickets and get excited. Boom! #CyberDomination
Click HERE to purchase tickets. Hope to see your beautiful faces there!
Well team, it’s officially been a year since I launched my online hosting career with the ladies of TMV and I’m so happy I get to be a part of The Mom’s View family. Yipee! We’ve had a crazy fun ride this past 365 days and I feel very lucky that I’ve gotten to work with such welcoming, sweet, thoughtful, supportive, funny, beautiful women. I’ve learned a lot from day one and I’ll always remember my excitement and nerves as I hosted the first LIVE show. (It was the first time I had ever hosted a show, let alone a live one!) It’s exciting to see where the show was and where it is now. I’m thrilled about what’s in store for the future and below are some memorable moments from this past year. Thanks for letting me share my world with you!
Anyone out there in cyber land curious as to what’s in my makeup bag!?! lol This is actually my travel makeup bag, specifically for trips in the summer. In my last post I recapped my recent adventure in Florida with my family, obviously Florida in the summer is a super HOT, humid place. I had to make sure my beauty and makeup bag reflected the weather. Below is a peak at what I brought in an attempt to look cute in the sweltering heat. Watch the video below and be sure to check out my list of goodies. Hope you’re all enjoying your summer!
Click on the links to purchase some of my favorite products!
Mor Beauty Bag
Oil of Olay Regenerist
Bare Minerals Foundation
Pixi lip stain in Rose
Pixi Brilliance Balm Nearly Naked
Skin Again Vanish
IT Hair Care Surf Spray
Em Pillow Plush n Lollipop
Nyx Golden Bronzer Eyeliner
Real Techniques Brushes
Tonya Crooks Tweezers
I’m so excited that I successfully completed one of my goals for the summer-traveling across the country with my son. I was a bit anxious to say the least about flying with him, but I’m happy to report that Idris was SUCH a good boy, literally no crying on the way there or back. Could it be? I’m going to test my luck again next month with a trip to Chicago and I will be sure to report back to you guys. Our trip to Florida was primarily for baby Idris to meet his great grandpa (pictured below) and to hang with some cousins. It was hot, fun, and relaxing. I will have a video coming soon on my tips for traveling with him as well as a peek into our Florida adventures. In the meantime here is a snap shot of my week with the fam. Hope you’re all enjoying your summer.
P.S. If you happen to be in Sarasota anytime soon check out the Ringling Museum.